Jo - melodeon, wooden flute
Inge - mandolin
Sarah - recorder
Joel - hurdy-gurdy, bombarde
Matthew - saz
Colin - percussion
This was all recorded one evening in August 1998 on the terrace outside The Cove Inn at Cadgwith on The Lizard in Cornwall. We walked there with the donkeys and mules for the gig from our camp in Coverack. We spent a night or two camped in a field on the edge of Cadgwith and were able to fill our water butts from a holy well (dedicated to St. Ruan) nearby. Jo's mum was visiting at the time, and very bravely went swimming in the freezing waters of Cadgwith cove.
During the gig, a German tourist (Rainer Lewandowski) who happened to be there with his family asked if he could record us (audio only) via his camcorder with the lens-cap left on. We agreed to this, if he'd send us a copy. People often say they'll do things like this, but he actually did, seemingly as soon as he'd got home to Germany and had a chance to make a copy.
I'm not entirely sure that is Joel playing the bombarde (was Lisa there?)
Cadwith Cove - photo from http://www.theholidaycottages.co.uk
The an dro's are certainly Breton. The plins, schottische and five-time waltz are probably from central France.
"The Bag of Spuds" and "The Green Groves of Erin" are traditional Irish reels.
The "Venezuelan waltz" we believed to be Venezuelan, but it could just as easily be from somewhere else (please get in touch if you know anything more about any of these tunes).
A couple of years later Joel and Jo ended up as part of the quartet Red Dog Green Dog.
Joel, Jo and Lisa playing at the Jacob's Ladder in Falmouth
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